Apple Tv About To Roll Out Streaming Tv Service

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The App Store, really. Where you can pick and choose what you want instead of having to hide WatchESPN. And universal search among all your subscribed services.


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I just move my favorite channels to the top. Universal search will be nice if it's really universal. I read someplace that it was only for certain channels.
 

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I just move my favorite channels to the top. Universal search will be nice if it's really universal. I read someplace that it was only for certain channels.
As I understand it will work for whatever you're subscribed to, and said app allows universal search. Assuming they all allow it I'd be able to search across Netflix, Hulu, HBO Now, Amazon (assuming it's added) and Crackle (as well as, of course, the iTunes Store for a particular actor and everything they're in.


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As I understand it will work for whatever you're subscribed to, and said app allows universal search. Assuming they all allow it I'd be able to search across Netflix, Hulu, HBO Now, Amazon (assuming it's added) and Crackle (as well as, of course, the iTunes Store for a particular actor and everything they're in.


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Right, what I read was that only 5 or 6 channels support the "universal" search.

I keep reading reviews and none of them give me a compelling reason to upgrade.
 

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Got a text message from Apple my Apple TV had shipped but checking the UPS website just the label has been generated.
 

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Here's the skinny:

Apple is not "giving up entirely" on a TV service, but it has not been able to secure deals that would allow it to sell a package of channels for $30 to $40 per month as media companies want more money for content.
Content providers already have a streaming solution that brings in much more than $40/month. Why do they want to create a new one that brings in less money? Streaming to more devices should be an up-sell, not a discount.
 

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I watch so little in the way of Live TV anymore, I really don't care if there's a service coming or not.

I did sell my old TV a while ago, bought a new one on Amazon (43" Vizio LED TV, under $400). And will probably get the Apple TV's locally since Amazon doesn't sell them. Maybe a trip to Wally World is in order for tomorrow.
 

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They're due to come out with an american version and an America-based Streaming service at some point next year. Haven't heard exactly when.
I guess it'll be happening about fall or so, it'll be a partnership between iTV and BBC (which is weird considering their rivals, sounds like a British version of Hulu).

Also liking the news of a new service with a partnership between TCM and the Criterion Collection for less than the price of Netflix (according to reports) called Filmstruck. That, Netflix, Amazon, Hulu and that BBC thing plus iTunes for newer stuff (that's any good) will be plenty for me.